From Global to Local

Author: Finbarr Livesey
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780525562979
Release Date: 2018-10-09
Genre: Business & Economics

This brilliantly original book dismantles the underlying assumptions that drive the decisions made by companies and governments throughout the world, to show that our shared narrative of the global economy is deeply flawed. If left unexamined, they will lead corporations and countries astray, with dire consequences for us all. For the past fifty years or so, the global economy has been run on three big assumptions: that globalization will continue to spread, that trade is the engine of growth and development, and that economic power is moving from the West to the East. More recently, it has also been taken as a given that our interconnectedness--both physical and digital--will increase without limit. But what if all these ideas are wrong? What if everything is about to change? What if it has already begun to change but we just haven't noticed? Increased automation, the advent of additive manufacturing (3D printing, for example), and changes in shipping and environmental pressures, among other factors, are coming together to create a fast-changing global economic landscape in which the rules are being rewritten--at once a challenge and an opportunity for companies and countries alike.

Grave New World

Author: Stephen D. King
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300234503
Release Date: 2018-04-04
Genre: Business & Economics

A controversial look at the end of globalization and what it means for prosperity, peace, and the global economic order Globalization, long considered the best route to economic prosperity, is not inevitable. An approach built on the principles of free trade and, since the 1980s, open capital markets, is beginning to fracture. With disappointing growth rates across the Western world, nations are no longer willing to sacrifice national interests for global growth; nor are their leaders able--or willing--to sell the idea of pursuing a global agenda of prosperity to their citizens. Combining historical analysis with current affairs, economist Stephen D. King provides a provocative and engaging account of why globalization is being rejected, what a world ruled by rival states with conflicting aims might look like, and how the pursuit of nationalist agendas could result in a race to the bottom. King argues that a rejection of globalization and a return to "autarky" will risk economic and political conflict, and he uses lessons from history to gauge how best to avoid the worst possible outcomes.

Why Your World Is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller

Author: Jeff Rubin
Publisher: Random House Canada
ISBN: 9780307373205
Release Date: 2009-05-22
Genre: Business & Economics

What do subprime mortgages, Atlantic salmon dinners, SUVs and globalization have in common? They all depend on cheap oil. And in a world of dwindling oil supplies and steadily mounting demand around the world, there is no such thing as cheap oil. Oil might be less expensive in the middle of a recession, but it will never be cheap again. Take away cheap oil, and the global economy is getting the shock of its life. From the ageing oilfields of Saudi Arabia and the United States to the Canadian tar sands, from the shopping malls of Dubai to the shuttered auto plants of North America and Europe, from the made-in-China products on the shelves of the Wal-Mart down the road to the collapse of Wall Street giants, everything is connected to the price of oil Interest rates, carbon trading, inflation, farmers’ markets and the wave of trade protectionism washing up all over the world in the wake of various economic stimulus and bailout packages – they all hinge on the new realities of a world where demand for oil eventually outstrips supply. According to maverick economist Jeff Rubin, there will be no energy bailout. The global economy has suffered oil crises in the past, but this time around the rules have changed. And that means the future is not going to be a continuation of the past. For generations we have built wealth by burning more and more oil. Our cars, our homes, our whole world has been getting bigger in the cheap-oil era. Now it is about to get smaller. There will be winners as well as losers as the age of globalization comes to an end. The auto industry will never recover from this oil-induced recession, but other manufacturers will be opening up mothballed factories. Distance will soon cost money, and so will burning carbon – both will bring long-lost jobs back home. We may not see the kind of economic growth that globalization has brought, but local economies will be revitalized, as will our cities and neighborhoods. Whether we like it or not, our world is about to get a whole lot smaller. From the Hardcover edition.

End of the Line

Author: Barry C. Lynn
Publisher: Broadway Business
ISBN: 9780767915878
Release Date: 2006-08
Genre: Business & Economics

Assesses the sweeping, frequently dangerous, impact of the global corporation for the nation, the citizen, the worker, and the economy, while looking at the tension between corporate needs and the interests of society and the repercussions of specific corporate decisions, including outsourcing, for American workers. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

The New Industrial Revolution

Author: Peter Marsh
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300117776
Release Date: 2012-07-17
Genre: Business & Economics

Explores more than 250 years of manufacturing history, arguing that the rise of China and India is not necessarily the death knell of the U.S., U.K., German and Japanese economies, if only those nations can adapt.

Making Globalization Good

Author: John H. Dunning
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019927522X
Release Date: 2004-09-16
Genre: Business & Economics

How can we develop a global economic architecture which is efficient, morally acceptable, geographically inclusive, and sustainable over time? Leading thinkers in international business and ethics identify the pressing moral issues which global capitalism must answer.

Making Globalization Work

Author: Joseph E. Stiglitz
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393066207
Release Date: 2007-09-17
Genre: Political Science

"A damning denunciation of things as they are, and a platform for how we can do better."—Andrew Leonard, Salon Building on the international bestseller Globalization and Its Discontents, Joseph E. Stiglitz offers here an agenda of inventive solutions to our most pressing economic, social, and environmental challenges, with each proposal guided by the fundamental insight that economic globalization continues to outpace both the political structures and the moral sensitivity required to ensure a just and sustainable world. As economic interdependence continues to gather the peoples of the world into a single community, it brings with it the need to think and act globally. This trenchant, intellectually powerful, and inspiring book is an invaluable step in that process.

Beyond the Crash

Author: Gordon Brown
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780857202871
Release Date: 2010-12-07
Genre: Social Science

Gordon Brown's book will offer insight into the events that led to the fiscal downward spiral and the reactions of world leaders as they took steps to avoid further disaster. The book will also offer measures Brown believes the world should adopt to regain fiscal stability. Long admired for his grasp of economic issues, Brown's book will be a work of paramount interest during these uncertain financial times and is sure to attract intense media coverage. The book offers a unique perspective on the financial crisis as well as innovative ideas that will help create a sound economic future and will help readers understand what really has happened to our economy. Mr Brown has this to say: 'We now live in a world of global trade, global financial flows, global movements of people and instant global communications. Our economies are connected as never before, and I believe that global economic problems require global solutions and global institutions. In writing my analysis of the financial crisis, I wanted to help explain how we got here, but more importantly to offer some recommendations as to how the next stage of globalisation can be managed so that the economy works for people and not the other way around'

Local Economic Development

Author: John P. Blair
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412964838
Release Date: 2008-07-03
Genre: Business & Economics

Comprehensive coverage of traditional economic problems and issues are strengthened in this textbook by the recognition that the economic perspective should be supplemented by insights from other social sciences. Features of this new Second Edition include: - concepts, theories and tools are emphasized rather than specific programmes - traditional topics such as location of activities, growth and development, economic structure, land use, neighbourhood development, and governance are presented in ways that connect theory to 'the ground' realities - economic problems including transportation, poverty, immigration, education, urban management and housing are covered within the context of regional development - numerous quantitative tools including location quotients, shift/share analysis, local multipliers, input-output analysis, statistical modeling, cost/benefit studies, discounted cash-flow analysis, among others, are described in an easy-to-understand manner.

The Creation and Destruction of Value

Author: Harold James
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674054059
Release Date: 2009-09-30
Genre: Business & Economics

Harold James examines the vulnerability and fragility of processes of globalization, both historically and in the present. This book applies lessons from past breakdowns of globalization - above all in the Great Depression - to show how financial crises provoke backlashes against global integration: against the mobility of capital or goods, but also against flows of migration. The book shows the looming psychological and material consequences of an interconnected world for people and the institutions they create.

Globalization at what Price

Author: Pamela Brubaker
Publisher:
ISBN: 0829817654
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Political Science

The author explains the dynamics of globalization and the ways this issue affects the daily lives of ordinary people. Drawing from Scripture as well as her many experiences with people around the globe, and exploring successful economic justice efforts, she provides options for addressing this critical topic. This revised and expanded edition includes: a revised preface; updated statistics and the state of the debate on globalization; more recent reports; campaigns; and new stories from recent experiences in Guatemala, Thailand, Hong Kong, and Brazil.

Introducing Globalization

Author: Matthew Sparke
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118241110
Release Date: 2012-12-05
Genre: Political Science

Designed specifically for introductory globalization courses, Introducing Globalization helps students to develop informed opinions about globalization, inviting them to become participants rather than just passive learners. Identifies and explores the major economic, political and social ties that comprise contemporary global interdependency Examines a broad sweep of topics, from the rise of transnational corporations and global commodity chains, to global health challenges and policies, to issues of worker solidarity and global labor markets, through to emerging forms of global mobility by both business elites and their critics Written by an award-winning teacher, and enhanced throughout by numerous empirical examples, maps, tables, an extended bibliography, glossary of key terms, and suggestions for further reading and student research Supported by additional web resources – available upon publication at www.wiley.com/go/sparke – including hot links to news reports, examples of globalization and other illustrative sites, and archived examples of student projects Engage with fellow readers of Introducing Globalization on the book's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/IntroducingGlobalization, or learn more about this topic by enrolling in the free Coursera course Globalization and You at www.coursera.org/course/globalization

Globalization and Its Enemies

Author: Daniel Cohen
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262532976
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Business & Economics

Counters the argument that the global economy forces a system on people who do not want it, contending that globalization shows people material prosperity that they do want, and that poor countries have been excluded, not exploited.

Making Sweatshops

Author: Ellen Israel Rosen
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520233379
Release Date: 2002-12-03
Genre: History

A historical analysis of the globalization of the U.S. apparel industry investigates the problems of domestic apparel workers, noting the influence of trade policy and global economics to reveal how current processes are creating extreme levels of poverty. Simultaneous. (Social Science)

Globalization

Author: Malcolm Waters
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134556113
Release Date: 2013-05-13
Genre: Social Science

The constraints of geography are shrinking and the world is becoming a single place. Globalization and the global society are increasingly occupying the centre of sociological debates. Widely discussed by journalists and a key goal for many businesses, globalization has become a buzz-word in recent years. In this extensively revised and restructured new edition of Globalization , Malcolm Waters provides a user-friendly introduction to the main arguments about the process, including a chapter on the critiques of the globalization thesis that have emerged since the first edition was published.